So we Life Coach, Sheetal Shaparia Talked to and tried to know this new way of dating ‘Situationship’ in detail. The expert also told how this dating setup is different even though it is similar to Friends with Benefits? And what are the disadvantages and advantages to the people living in it. Let’s know-
what is situationship
Experts say that the word ‘situationship’ is made up of ‘situation’ and ‘relationship’. The two people involved are with each other simply for the sake of romance without the responsibility of a relationship. In such relationships, the level of intimacy, the amount of time spent together, varies from person to person.
Nothing is defined in situationship, here everything depends on the situation. Its two people come together only to share the benefits of love relationship with each other. It is very easy to fall apart in this. You can leave your partner without any explanation.
Why Gen Z loves this dating setup
The people of the new era do not want to compromise on their freedom on any condition. The meaning of life for them is more or less inspired by movies and social media. In such a situation, he also avoids the responsibilities of relationships. That’s why he gets very attracted to the setup of the situation.
Many times some people start liking this type of relationship because of the betrayal or failure they got in their old relationship. At the same time, there are some people who get into it just to enjoy the benefits of the relationship without deviating from their life goals.
Difference between Friends with Benefits and Situationship
Every friends with benefits setup is a situation, but not every situation is friends with benefits. Because situation can happen with any unknown person. Whereas Friends with Benefits is always associated with physical intimacy between two friends.
Disadvantages of Situationship
Situationship can seem like a very pleasant situation, away from the pressure of living together and the burden of responsibilities. But this is a very difficult path, on which if not tread carefully, there is a danger of getting injured.
This dating setup becomes a curse when one of the two people involved in it starts feeling serious and wants a commitment from himself. Or someone may not know about the rules of this setup before. In such a situation, there is a risk of emotional damage with misunderstanding.
How to Know If You’re in a Situationship
- More than friendship, less than relationship
- don’t tell anyone about your relationship
- not attending social gatherings
- not committing
- thinking about someone other than a partner
- lack of emotion connection
- not talking about the future of the relationship
- Going on dates with someone else while in a relationship